Plainfield, New Hampshire

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Plainfield, New Hampshire

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High Points

Plainfield strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New Hampshire):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Plainfield People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Plainfield Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Plainfield College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Plainfield Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Plainfield Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Plainfield, New Hampshire

Comparing Plainfield to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Hampshire (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 8 5
Age of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 7
Racial Diversity 3 3
Senior Citizens 2 3
Female Share of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
People Above Poverty 10 9
College Educated Adults 10 9
Median Family Income 10 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 7
Public Transportation Use 7 6
Short Commute Times 6 8
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 3
Housing Recently Built 8 5
People Living Alone 1 2
Affordability of Rents 1 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3

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Plainfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 58 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 104 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Sullivan
Standard Zip Codes 03781
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.534
Longitude -72.356

Plainfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Distance 19.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 39 to 58 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
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Plainfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,241 100%
Male 1,136 50.7%
Female 1,105 49.3%
Under 18 569 25.4%
18+ 1,672 74.6%
65+ 228 10.2%
Median Age 40
Average Family Size 2.98
White 2,198 98.1%
African-American 6 0.3%
Asian 9 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.4%
Other 6 0.3%
Mixed Race 12 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.4%

Estimated Plainfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,460
Growth 219
Growth % 9.8%

Plainfield Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 20.7%
Irish 12.9%
French (except Basque) 10.6%
French Canadian 8.6%
US/American 8.3%
German 7.9%
Scottish 5.4%
Italian 5.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.4%
Swedish 3.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Canadian 1.3%
Norwegian 1.2%
Finnish 1.1%
Polish 1%
Russian 0.9%
European 0.8%
Welsh 0.7%
Czech 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Dutch 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Egyptian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Plainfield 2,241 $61,205
Claremont 13,151 $42,849
Cornish 1,661 $60,313
Croydon 661 $50,556
Grantham 2,167 $69,271
Hanover 10,850 $99,158
Lebanon 12,568 $52,133

Plainfield Public Libraries

Philip Read Memorial Library
1088 ROUTE 12A
Plainfield, New Hampshire
(603) 675-6866

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